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A 29-year-old female asked:

can a person take anticoagulants for pulmonary embolism even though aspirin makes their petechiae worse?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Yes: Aspirin is no treatment for pulmonary embolism. Anticoagulant like heparin and oral anticoagulant like warfarin or newer agents such as xarelto are required. There may be a problem if your petechiae are caused by low platelets but not if they are caused by vasculitis. A hematologist would collaborate with your physician to assure that you are properly treated or if anticoagulants can't be used.

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Does the gastroenteritis lead to upper respiratory infection?

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